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Old Posted Jan 12, 2015, 6:59 PM
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Montpellier

One of the fastest growing towns in the country if I recall correctly, still on the Med coast but further west going toward Spain from Nice and Marseille, here's the weirdest thing of that tall midrise/small highrise trend taking over France.

Ladies and gents, cheer L'Arbre Blanc (the white tree)...



If you dislike balconies, that will be laughing at you cause they will build that thing for real.



It's 18-story, 56m (184 ft) tall and will join a couple of buildings of that scale in the Montpellier skyline.







So, I'm not going to pretend enjoying the design which several architect firms are guilty of (namely Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisne Associés, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects), but the contents of the program themselves are interesting for mixed-use. 120 condos, some offices, a restaurant and an art gallery on the ground floor, a café offering a panoramic view at the top one. The sale of the condos would start as of late february.

The building has a website if you're interested: http://arbreblancmontpellier.com/

Thx to Chrispic who let me know.
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